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My soon to be son-in-law just brought me in a big bag of fresh Turnips he just dug up this morning. I have never cooked with Turnips before, so I don't have a clue on how to fix them. Can you help? Thanks!!

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Last updated: Dec. 7, 2012 9:23 am
Posted: Dec. 7, 2012 6:40 am
Commented by: Marie C.
Dec. 7, 2012 6:58 am
Sorry, other than roasting them with other veggies or using them to make vegetable broth I haven't used them. Maybe I should.
Dec. 7, 2012 7:01 am
You can boil and mash them like potoatoes however, when cooking them I would add one cut up potoato. It reduces the stong falavor.
Dec. 7, 2012 7:07 am
juliec - I like to chop one or two and add to turnip greens. Also, they are great cubed and added to vegetable soup.
Dec. 7, 2012 7:16 am
Great ideas!! Thanks so much!!!
Dec. 7, 2012 9:23 am
Been a long,long time since I was in high school, but I seem to remember a shredded turnip salad we made in home ec, that I always remember as very tasty...It had a mayyonaise type dressing and chopped stuffed olives in it. A sort of slaw. I understand you need fairly small turnips, under 3" diameter to use raw,(not old ones) but they have a pleasant flavor.
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Beer Braised Turnips

Submitted by: Jacqueline 
Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
These are sweet and great side for turkey or pork roast. 
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Dec. 7, 2012 7:08 am
Way to get on your good side huh? Smart young man!! Win over the MIL! ! LOL. How about this? Love cooking with beer!
Dec. 7, 2012 7:19 am
The young man won me over along time ago Patty Cakes! He takes such good care of our daughter. I would have never thought of beer with turnips. Thanks for the recipe
Patty Cakes
Dec. 7, 2012 7:20 am
Well then my friend You are BLESSED!! Hope I get that lucky with my girls!! I should give this a whirl too!
Commented by: Don
Dec. 7, 2012 7:11 am
Rumbledethumps - Potatoes, Swede(Turnip) and Savoy Cabbage Preparation time: less than 30 mins Cooking time: 1 hour Serves 6 You can cook this earlier in the day and reheat in the oven - give them an extra 20 minutes or so from cold. Ingredients 600g large Potatoes - peeled and chopped into large chunks 400g Swede - Turnip in Scotland - peeled and chopped into large chunks 75g unsalted Butter 250g Savoy Cabbage or Kale - finely sliced Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper 25g Cheddar Cheese - grated Preparation method Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Cook the potatoes and swede in a saucepan of salted boiling water until tender. Drain well and return to the pan; Heat 50g butter in a pan and gently cook the cabbage for a few minutes, until the cabbage is tender but retains its colour; Add the cabbage to the pan with the potatoes and swede; Add the remaining 25g/1oz butter and mash everything together; Season to taste; Place the mashed vegetables into an ovenproof lidded dish and top with the cheese; Cover and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes, remove the lid and continue to cook for a further 15 minutes, or until piping hot and golden-brown on top
Dec. 7, 2012 7:13 am
cooked, drained, dried out a bit and/or mixed with carrots then Mashed with butter. Magic. cheers,
Dec. 7, 2012 7:24 am
Yum! This reminds me of an Irish dish I made year ago with some small changes. It didn't have turnips, and added bacon. Thanks for the recipe.
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Submitted by: Don 
Home Town: Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, U.K.
Living In: Marbella, Andalucia, Spain
Fall and winter root vegetables are roasted in the oven with thyme sprigs and a drizzle of maple syrup to make a great side dish to go with any meal. 
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Dec. 7, 2012 7:15 am
Hi, just use turnips with carrots in lieue of/or with parsnips. cheers.
Commented by: Cliff G
Dec. 7, 2012 8:14 am
Just cooked a pot of turnips yesterday! I put about eight cups of water in pot and add a couple think slices of smoked hog jowl (bacon) bring to a boil to cook meat, add a heaping table spoon of chicken base. Place pealed and cubed turnips in pot bring back to gentle boil, cover and turn off stove. They will cook to perfection. Turnips when cooked are very tender and will mush on you if you are not careful. Salt and pepper to your talkin down home cookin!
Dec. 7, 2012 8:38 am
I love down home cookin!! When I asked the young man how his grandma fixed them this is kind of how he told me she did it. He brought me such a big bag I will have fun trying all the recipes! Thanks Cliff
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